Celtic will square off with Motherwell for the third time in six days on Saturday when they welcome Motherwell to Celtic Park.

The two sides played out two fiery games within the last week, and will face off once again in an early season fixture headache for both sides.

Brendan Rodgers’ side won the League Cup final 2-0 but had to come from behind on Wednesday in the dying minutes to maintain their unbeaten domestic run which now stands at 66 games.

Motherwell were the the last side to win at Celtic Park in domestic football, but have shipped 16 goals without scoring in their last four visits.


Patrick Roberts came off with a hamstring injury in midweek and will miss Saturday’s clash with the Steelmen and could also be out until 2018.

The winger has undergone a scan to determine the extent of the damage, and has already suffered two injuries to the same thigh this season before Wednesday night.

Moussa Dembele could return for next week’s crucial Champions League clash with Anderlecht, but will miss his second game in a week with a swollen ankle and foot injury he sustained in the League Cup final.

Nir Bitton is a doubt for Saturday’s game having missed the last three games through injury.

Anthony Ralston has returned to training and may not require surgery on a meniscus problem that has kept him out of action since September.


The Steelmen have no injuries concerns going into the game.